Cold Rolled vs. Hot Rolled Steel

Running Hot and Cold When you need to order cold rolled or hot rolled steel for your next fabrication project, it’s important to buy the right kind to match the job. Not only are there four major types or groups of steel (carbon, alloy, stainless, and tool steel), the World Steel Association has identified over […]

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Air Bending vs. Bottom Bending

The ABCs of Metal Bending The fab shop owner came back to the dinner table after having taken a phone call from his assistant manager. “Sorry for the interruption,” he told his family. “Our new operator is used to bottoming and coining, so we have to train him to do air bending.” “Bottoming? That sounds […]

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What Is the Difference Between Metal Fabrication and Welding?

Apples and Oranges John is shopping for a metal planter box with exact specifications. Not being able to find one that matches what he wants, he’s advised by a friend to have someone fabricate and weld a custom box for him. Looking up fabricators online, he finds a variety of shops in his area: Bob’s […]

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